Transitional Justice

    The term ’transitional justice’ refers to the full range of processes and mechanisms aimed at serving justice during a period of transition of a people group, such as following a war or the fall of an authoritarian regime. Transitional justice is worked out in the steps taken by transitional communities and governments so that the

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    The first workshop within the project: “Women for the Future of Syria”

      The Centre for  Civil Society and Democracy in Syria has completed its first workshop in the “Women for the Future of Syria” project in the Kilis refugee camp in Turkey. The workshop took place between the 15th and 17th of August and involved seventeen women from the provinces of Idlib, Aleppo, and Latakia, under

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    Current Civil Resistance in Syria

    Civil resistance -that is, non violent and active resistance to authoritarian regimes- is one of the most important means of transition from dictatorship to democracy. Civil resistance aims to undermine the central pillars that uphold these regimes, to strip them of legitimacy and gradually and systematically weaken them until they fall.

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    Report on the Digital Protection and Security Course

    The Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria in cooperation with the Euphrates Solidarity Association have run a course on digital protection and security for Syrian Activists living in Istanbul. It was under the supervision of Mr. Saman Seyda as head and also Mesud Perik. It addressed many topics such as passwords, encryption, viruses,

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    Participation is everything — a conversation with Erica Chenoweth

    Over the last year and a half, an historic wave of uprisings and revolutions has engulfed much of the world and done more to legitimize the power of nonviolence than anything since the fall of the Soviet Union. Just as Tunisians kicked off this global nonviolent upheaval, Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan were putting the

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    No sects please: we’re Syrian

    The family that rescued us was a conservative Sunni family, but I felt closer to them than the young driver who belongs to the same sect as I do. Why?   It was the day of the funeral for a martyr in Midan, the epicentre of anti-regime protest in Damascus. My friends and I were

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